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Mary Beez

Mary Beez[1]

Female Abt 1680 - Aft 1733  (~ 53 years)

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  • Name Mary Beez 
    Born Abt 1680  St. Ann's parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Name Beeze 
    Died Aft Apr 1733  Anne Arundel Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I25022  Tofterå Slettemoen
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2018 

    DNA Tests  1 DNA test is associated with Mary Beez 

    Family Peter Hanks,   b. Abt 1673, North Farnham, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1 Apr 1733, Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 20 Aug 1702  St. Ann's parish, Anne Arundel, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Lydia Hanks,   b. 25 Sep 1704, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. William Hanks, Sr.,   b. 25 Jul 1707, Anne Arundel Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Eleanor Hanks,   b. 10 Jul 1709, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1733, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F10367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Very little is known about Mary Beez (sometimes also spelled Beeze -- her name is presumed to be taken from her marriage record).

      As she was married to a Hanks man, genealogists studying the ancestry of Abraham Lincoln identified her in their quest for information on Nancy Hanks' lineage. (Although her husband Peter is not ancestor of Nancy's the researchers did not know this at the time.)

      Warren and Chidsey researched Mary's husband. Records of their correspondence are held and published by the Lincoln Financial Foundation.[1] <https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Beez-1>

      We identify her as the first and only wife of Peter Hanks from oft-cited marriage records in St. Anne's Parish, Anne Arundel County.
      birth: perhaps 1680
      marriage: August 20, 1702 (as stated by Fishman, citing St. Anne's Parish) or 1707
      death: on or after April 1733; assuming she was the only wife of Peter, she have died some time after he wrote his will, in which he made his wife a legatee without giving her name. The will was dated April 3, 1733 -- some say she died around 1740.

      Mary and Peter appear in some unsourced indexes with varying vitals. See his profile <https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hanks-737> .
      A review of the actual St. Anne's Parish records would hopefully provide more and more certain information\f3

  • Sources 
    1. [SAuth] slettemoen.com, compiled by Heidi Tofterå Slettemoen [(E-ADDRESS) FOR PRIVATE USE Bergen, Norway.